Classroom Freebies

Quilt Squares with Right Triangles

One summer I developed a series of art projects where my students could practice using their geometry vocabulary.  They also needed to practice measuring with a ruler for some of the activities.  I find hands-on practice with art helps teach students math concepts.

To create the class quilt shown above, I gave each student two purple and two teal 3'"X 3" squares.  I showed them how to fold corner to corner to create the right triangles.  I then challenged them to create a 6"X 6" square in as many designs as possible.  (There are some duplicates in the quilt shown above.)  

We glued the designs on a 6"X 6" construction paper square.  We displayed them in the classroom with other classroom quilts.

To learn more about my art and geometry lessons, please visit this post at Artistry of Education.

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